Multi-billionaire financier and progressive funder George Soros has sounded the alarm over the European Union, and perceived weaknesses he claims in conjunction with the rise of populist politics would be the undoing of the continent.
In an opinion piece that characterises support for the European Union as the silent majority that needs to “wake up”, open borders advocate Soros took aim at the “antiquated party system” found in nations across the continent.
Describing national parties — such as the Conservatives and Labour in the UK or CDU and SPD in Germany — as hangovers from the 19th century when the main political division was between “conflict between capital and labor”.
In 21st century Europe, he wrote, “the cleavage that matters most today is between pro- and anti-European forces”.
Breitbart London reported on the European Council on Foreign Relations which predicted that Eurosceptic populists could win a third of all seats during the vote and “paralyse decision-making at the centre of the EU.”